2017

Biography

Sita Ram Ghimire is a Senior Scientist at Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Sita has B.Sc. in Agriculture Sciences, M.Sc. in Applied Plant Sciences and Ph.D. in Mycology. He joined ILRI in 2013 as technical lead for a regional forage program on Climate-smart Brachiaria grass that aimed at increasing livestock productivity in East Africa by enhancing availability of quality forages. The program that started with pilot study in two countries of East Africa is now expanded to twelve counties in Sub Saharan Africa. Currently, he manages research program at BecA, provide mentorship to African Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellows and supervises postdoctoral scientists and research technicians on plant pathology and plant sciences. His research focus on beneficial microbes and plant pathogens of economically important plants species. Previously, Sita worked with RTI International, Noble Foundation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mississippi State University and Nepal Agricultural Research Council. He has 28 years of experiences working as plant pathologists in Asia, North America and Africa. He has extensive experiences of subsistence and low-input agriculture system, and has generated crop protection technologies targeting smallholder farmers. He has co-authored over one hundred scientific publications of which 30 are in referred journal. He is Senior Editor of Phytobiomes, the first open access journal of the American Phytopathological Society. Sita is a member of American Phytopathological Society and Nepalese Society of Agricultural Scientists.

Sita Ram Ghimire

Sita Ram Ghimire is a Senior Scientist at Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Sita is a member of American Phytopathological Society and Nepalese Society of Agricultural Scientists.